In the northern regions of New South Wales and Victoria, the Penrith Pest Management Authority (PPMA) is responsible for the management and implementation of a comprehensive range of pest control programs. These programs are developed to eradicate termite and arthropod infestations, and to prevent the reinstatement of these pests into the settlement and surrounding environment. The authority is a statutory body governed by the New South Wales government. Its functions are determined by the Consolidated Control Management Act 1992.
Pest management is achieved through a comprehensive approach that involves the assessment, elimination, and prevention of pests. The Pest Management Authority manages the National Pest Management Strategy (NCPS), which identifies the activities required to meet the objectives and requirements of the National Pest Management Plan (NMP). The NMP outlines the roles and responsibilities of the PPMA in the overall management of pests. In addition to the strategy, the NMP identifies the actions that should be taken in the field and in the settlements to implement this plan.
The NMP also includes a list of pests and their controlling measures, including the use of chemical pesticides and other biological control procedures. Penrith Pest Control methods can vary according to the severity of the infestation and the current conditions of the settlement. For example, when dealing with termite control, it is important to know whether you are dealing with the subterranean or the ancylosten species. Termite control methods can also include baiting, trapping, and using fumigants, in addition to chemical pesticides. Fumigation is particularly useful for controlling cockroaches and ants, with the associated risks of serious illness and fatalities.
To make sure that the pests are controlled to a maximum degree, it is necessary to implement an integrated pest management practice, involving both external and internal controls. For termites, a good solution would be to dig a trench around the foundation of the house, fill with soil and apply a fumigation. If the PPMA is certified by the MRPMA, you should be provided with a fumigation kit that can be used in conjunction with the fumigation. Application of fumigation will need to be repeated often over a period of time.
The PPMAs also provide for a registration system that allows the pest manager to ensure that the PPMAs are implemented appropriately. This registration system provides for the collection of sample dust, which can then be tested by the pest control authority laboratories. This test will determine the concentration of each pest agent in the sample dust and this information can then be handed over to the PPEB for further action.
Penrith is a remote rural town, so it’s not surprising that its pest control services are quite affordable. However, you should ensure that you contract with a company that is reliable, experienced and has the correct equipment to carry out the work. It’s also essential to choose a pest management company that has a dedicated team of technicians and operators, who are well trained and capable of completing work to strict deadlines. Some companies may offer a one off offer on selected services, which can save you money, but make sure that you’re aware of all the costs and any conditions before committing to them. If possible, look for a company that offers a free trial service where you can see for yourself their efficiency and effectiveness.